As Chair of the IoF, Amanda brings with her an impressive track record of experience having led fundraising teams at some of the UK’s most loved and supported charities. Her previous roles include Director of Global Fundraising and Communications at VSO and 16 years working at Macmillan Cancer Support where she became Director of Fundraising. She has also held senior roles with Leonard Cheshire Disability and Battersea Dogs & Cats Home. Amanda joined the British Heart Foundation as its Director of Fundraising in December 2015.
I had my first meeting with Lord Grade, Chair of the Fundraising Regulator, this week at his offices in the west end. I spent a few years working in television at the start of my career, and we share some very old friends so we had a brief chat about some memories – a good way to start.